Apoel are set for another memorable European night as they host Champions League holders Real Madrid at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia tonight (9.45pm).The Cyprus champions’ never-say-die attitude means that they are still in with a chance of making third place in the group, which leads to qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League.A spirited display at Signal Iduna Park against Borussia Dortmund last time out saw them earn a point at one of Europe’s most difficult grounds, leaving them level on points with the Germans, with two games remaining.At the same time, Dortmund will be hosting group leaders Tottenham Hotspur, a game which Apoel fans will be paying close attention to. Real Madrid will be without captain Sergio Ramos, as the defender suffered a fractured nose from a boot to the face during the Madrid derby on Saturday. Ramos joins goalkeeper Keylor Navas and Welsh star Gareth Bale on the injury table. Youngsters Jesus Vallejo, Achraf Hakimi and Marcos Llorente return to the squad after being left out for the derby. A growing concern for the Spanish giants is their strikers’ inability to find the net on a regular basis in La Liga, where they lie ten points adrift of leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona. The 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid means Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo have netted just once each in the opening 12 weeks of the domestic campaign.That said, Ronaldo currently leads this season’s Champions League scoring chart with six goals to his name, including two against Apoel in the 3-0 win in September in Madrid.One man who is not taking the threat of Benzema and Ronaldo lightly is Apoel’s Spanish goalkeeper Nauzet Perez. The 32-year-old was signed on a free transfer just last month to cover for the injured Boy Waterman and played a starring role on his debut in the 1-1 draw against Dortmund.“They are not at the level that they were last season,” said Perez. “But it is nothing more than a bad run of form. They are capable of destroying any European team, which is why we must give it our all to get the three points and continue with a chance of making it to the Europa League,” the veteran concluded.Like Real, Apoel also go into the game on the back of a derby against their local rivals. Giorgos Donis’ side will be in high spirits following their 3-1 win over Omonia on Friday evening. The win was made sweeter by the fact that Giorgos Efrem, who has missed most of the campaign through recurring injuries, came off the bench to net the third, which raises hopes of him starting against Zinedine Zidane’s men. Ruled out for Apoel are long-term absentees Waterman, Nicholas Ioannou and Zhivko Milanov. The two sides have met before in the Champions League, prior to Madrid’s 3-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu this campaign; Apoel faced Madrid in their famous 2011/12 campaign, where they met in the last eight of the competition, with the Spaniards winning 5-2 at the Bernabeu following a 3-0 win in Cyprus.Few are placing their bets on Apoel to get a result against the reigning back-to-back European champions but, as ever, a fiercely competitive performance backed by a vocal home crowd is a guarantee tonight.
Ecology, Environment, Environmental Policy, Fish, Marine, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Crisis, Marine Ecosystems, Microplastics, Oceans, Plastic, Pollution, Recycling, Sea Turtles, Sustainability, Waste, Water Pollution, Wildlife Conservation Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored In January, the Flipflopi, a boat built of recycled plastic, set sail on a 500-kilometer (310-mile) voyage along the East African coast.The purpose? To raise awareness about ocean pollution and call for the repurposing of, and a possible ban on, single-use plastics.Globally, research on and attention to marine plastic pollution is mounting, showing that microplastics travel up the food chain, and that marine life and people alike are being exposed to microplastics through their food. WATAMU, Kenya — One Saturday mid-morning in late January, close to 100 people descended on the narrow streets of Watamu village along Kenya’s north coast to clean up the streets.Local beach cleaners in their white and blue T-shirts, children in school uniforms and ordinary villagers defied the sweltering heat. They picked up plastic bottles, bags and wrappers; glass bottles; old clothes and other litter from doorsteps, alleys, hedges, tree branches, gaping manholes and abandoned houses. By the time they approached the Watamu beach more than three hours later, they had collected tons of plastics.Despite being sweaty and tired, the children still had energy to play. They sorted the different types of plastics and used them to create images of marine life on the sandy beach. The plastics were later taken away to a local organization for recycling into construction bricks and works of art.Watamu school children help clean their village. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.Just off the beach bobbed the Flipflopi, a colorful 10-meter-long (33-foot-long) boat built exclusively out of recycled plastics. Its multicolored hull, clad in patches made from discarded flip-flops, set it apart from the other boats nearby. Its builders cum crew sat aboard offering short rides and explaining its materials, building process, strength and stability at sea to groups of curious visitors, who were ferried from shore by a smaller boat.The Flipflopi had set sail from the town of Lamu a day before, embarking on a 14-day, 500-kilometer (310-mile) expedition along the East African coast to Stone Town in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The purpose of the voyage was to show the possibilities of recycling single-use plastics and to educate people on the effects of marine plastic pollution.The plastic problem in Watamu, a popular tourist destination, reflects the situation not only in Africa but also globally. In a 2017 paper in Science Advances researchers estimate that as of 2015 the world was producing 400 million metric tons of plastics annually and discarding 300 million metric tons. A 2017 study in Environmental Science & Technology estimated that 88 to 95 percent of plastic pollution in the oceans comes from just 10 rivers, eight in Asia and two in Africa.Garbage, mainly plastics, collected during the Watamu village cleanup. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.Plastics choke Kenyan marine lifeThe Tana is Kenya’s longest river, flowing about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the central part of the country to the Indian Ocean, enough distance to collect tons of plastics. It empties into the sea about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Watamu.In a study published last year, Charles Kosore, a researcher at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute in Mombasa, documented the presence of microplastics in Kenyan waters and their ingestion by zooplankton, tiny microscopic animals. It found that “microplastics have the potential to enter pelagic food webs and cause pollution in the study area.”Globally, research on and attention to marine plastic pollution is mounting, showing that microplastics travel up the food chain, and that marine life and people alike are being exposed to microplastics through their food. A doctoral student at the University of Bern in Switzerland calculated that plastic pollution causes $13 billion in financial damages to marine ecosystems per year, according to World Finance magazine.Hassan Shaffir, a fisherman and boat builder from Lamu, aboard the FlipFlopi in Watamu, Kenya. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.Kenyan fishers are certainly aware of the cost. Hassan Shaffir, a fisherman from Lamu, said plastics in the ocean have made him poorer in recent years. While fishing at sea, Shaffir said, he and his colleagues regularly encounter long rows of plastics dumped in by the rivers. These break their fishing nets, requiring repairs that cost money and take valuable time away from fishing.“There are a lot of plastics in the sea and for those of us who fish using nets, we find it harder to catch fish,” he said. “If the plastic bottle attaches to the net it makes a sound, frightening the fish and instead of catching fish we catch plastic.”Shaffir added that the fish eat plastic, mistaking it for food. Mohamed Ali, a Watamu fisherman, observed the same. “The most affected are the sea turtles,” he said. “We find that they are mostly choked by the plastics, which they find at sea.”Jane Gitau, a senior warden with Kenya Wildlife Service in charge of Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve, acknowledged the problem. “We have seen deaths of endangered species, particularly the sea turtle,” which sometimes mistakes plastics for jellyfish, its main food, she said. “We have collected many carcasses of sea turtles due to this problem.”A Watamu resident during the village cleanup. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.A boat made of flip-flopsThe Flipflopi’s builders aim to show that recycling can help clean the seas. But, they say, a ban on single-use plastics is what’s needed to put an end to ocean plastic pollution.“We all know that we have reached a tipping point,” Dipesh Pabari, one of the project’s initiators, told Mongabay. “There has to be change. You’ve got the waste that exists and there is too much of it. And we can put it to a second life but ultimately we have to find a way to end it.”The Flipflopi is the brainchild of Ben Morison, an Anglo-Ethiopian who spent his early years in Kenya. Seeing a small dhow made of flip-flops in Zanzibar inspired him to build his own boat out of plastics. Together with Pabari, his Kenyan childhood friend, he set out to achieve the dream in 2015.It wasn’t easy building the boat. “A lot of research and development went into the design of the materials, some of which were made in Malindi [a town near Watamu] and others in Nairobi,” said Pabari.The Flipflopi under sail from Watamu to Kilifi, Kenya. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.They sent samples of the materials, molded bricks or planks made from compressed bottles and other plastics, to Northumbria University in England for tests several times until they arrived at a desired combination of strength and weight. It took three years to complete the boat because they were doing everything for the first time.Ali Skanda, Flipflopi’s chief boat builder and captain, was ecstatic about having completed the boat and being able to sail it. “It is my hope that with this boat we are going to inspire more people to stop littering and start recycling plastics so that we can have a cleaner ocean for everyone,” he said.The United Nations Environment Programme sponsored the Flipflopi’s Lamu-to-Zanzibar expedition through its Clean Seas Campaign. Between stops on the voyage, passengers collected samples of sea water to be analyzed later for microplastics, macrofibers and microfibers.“We have got various kinds of scientific equipment and a lot of it is for citizen science, the results of which we will make available to the world,” said Simon Scott-Harden, a lecturer in product design at Northumbria University who oversaw the sampling. “We are very interested to find out about the microfibers that we find in the ocean … This comes from clothing and it is a big problem that we need to address,” he said.Art works made of flipflops at the Watamu Marine Association office. In the background, recycled bottles are visible as a component of the office walls. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.While most African countries recycle plastics, they don’t do it on a scale big enough to curb pollution. In 2015, South Africa, one of the biggest economies in Africa, recycled approximately 293,000 metric tons through more than 200 recycling companies.Kenya has far fewer companies recycling plastics. There are organizations like EcoPost, which makes recycled-plastic lumber; Ocean Sole, which turns old flip-flops into art and functional products; and Alternative Energy Systems, which converts waste plastic into fuels like synthetic oil. In 2018, a non-profit called PETCO Kenya launched to promote recycling of plastic bottles; it has the modest goal of recycling 14,000 tons by 2025.Steve Trott, director of Ecoworld, the Watamu Marine Association’s plastic recycling project, holds a discarded bottle at the organization’s collection yard. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.EcoWorld, a Watamu-based project whose members and employees helped out with the cleanup, collects plastics from the beach and major tourist hotels and recycles them into construction bricks and art materials. The project is planning to expand its operations to more towns along the Kenyan coast. “We would like to collect more plastics because the companies that we sell to for further recycling have the capacity to recycle as much as we can offer,” said Steve Trott, EcoWorld’s director.For her part, park warden Gitau called for an increase in the recycling of plastics in the region. “The more we recycle means less plastics getting into the ocean and we will have a clean sea and healthy fish,” she said.Trash clutters the shore of Mombasa, Kenya. The Flipflopi made a stopover in Mombasa and other coastal towns on its voyage from Lamu, Kenya, to Zanzibar, Tanzania. Image by Anthony Langat for Mongabay.Anthony Langat is a Kenyan freelance journalist who writes about climate change, the environment, development and human rights. He contributes to Mongabay, Al Jazeera, Devex, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Equal Times among other publications. CitationsGeyner, R., Jambeck, J.R., Lavender Law, K. (2017). Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made Science Advances Vol. 3, no. 7, e1700782.Schmidt, C., Krauth, T., Wagner, S. (2017). Export of Plastic Debris by Rivers into the Sea. Environmental Science & Technology 51(21), 12246-12253.Kosore, C., Ojwang, L., Maghanga, J., Kamau, J., Kimeli, A., Omukoto, J., Ngisiag’e, N., Mwaluma, J., Ong’ada, H., Magori, C., Ndirui, E. (2018). Occurrence and ingestion of microplastics by zooplankton in Kenya’s marine environment: first documented evidence. African Journal of Marine Science 40:3, 225-234, DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2018.1492969FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Rebecca Kessler
Despite Portmore United’s credentials which will make them the favourites, Duckie said their focus would be on what they can control, not the name and fame of the team they are facing. “It is always a disadvantage playing away from home. I don’t know that you could put a percentage on it, but champions are made at home and away so these are moments that we will have to relish. It will be two competitive teams on the field, and we are looking forward to it.” Among the players Duckie will have at his disposal are Ladale Richie, Robaldo Rodney, Cardel Benbow, Kemar Beckford, Ricardo Dennis, Ricardo Campbell, and goalkeeper Kadeem Dennis, all of whom were brought in during the transfer window. Portmore United’s Shavar Thomas, who guided the team to the national title in his first season in charge, said who they open their season against is not of the greatest importance. “The importance of this game is not about whom we are playing and what they have done in the preseason. This game is important because it is the first of the season, and we want to make a mark,” said Thomas, whose team was busy in the off season competing in the CONCACAF Champions League, where they lost in the quarterfinals. For some teams, having they players actively engaged in the off season would have been a disadvantage, but for Thomas and Portmore United, that was not the case. “We are lucky to have guys who are committed and focused. All we had to do was to rejuvenate them and get them ready again, and I think we have done that. “Yes, we are starting the season without a number of players like Maalique Foster, Ewan Grandison, Jermie Lynch, and Andre Dyce. We were without them from the start of our preseason, so it is nothing new, and with the exception of Maalique, we took part in a regional competition without them and did well,” the confident Thomas declared. While the loss of the live wire Foster and Lynch will be missed on the front line, Thomas said his team would not be significantly affected. “They were a big part of our success last season, but we have adequate replacements. We still have Jovan East, who gave us 15 goals last season, Ricardo Morris, our new captain, gave us about eight goals last season, and there are others like Saneekie Burton, Venton Evans, and we have added Naquain Brown from St Bess FC, who scored about 15 goals for them, so we have attacking and goalscoring options,” Thomas said, indicating that they would not be short of fire power. Today’s games When the first ball is kicked in this the 2018-2019 Red Stripe Premier League season, most eyes and ears will be trained in the direction of the Spanish Town Prison Oval. Not because of any possible prison break and not wholly because it is the home of defending champions Portmore United, but because people will be anxious to see how newcomers Mount Pleasant Academy measure up. One of two promoted teams, Mount Pleasant have turned a few heads because of their spending power, which has seen them recruit a number of key players from other Premier League clubs. There is also the presence of the influential and much-travelled coach, Donovan Duckie. Not surprisingly, Duckie is ready for action. “Everything is all about the preparation. We have gone through the general and the specific phases. We have played about seven games in pre-preparation phase and have not lost, but the true test is the game itself, competitive game. “The first game against Portmore United is big as it is no secret what they are about. Their reputation precedes them. They have been to quite a few finals and won a number of them,” Duckie explained as he sought to set the stage for today’s game. 3:30 p.m: Reno vs Cavalier – Frome Complex 3:30 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Tivoli Gardens – Wespow Park 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Mount Pleasant – Prison Oval 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Harbour View – UWI Mona Bowl 7 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Humble Lion – Anthony Spaulding Complex NOT FOCUSING ON NAME 8:35p.m.: Waterhouse FC vs Dunbeholden FC. @ Waterhouse Stadium Tomorrow’s game
talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He shares all the latest from the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger confirming the arrival of exciting 17-year-old Polish starlet Krystian Bielik, after the boss admitted injuries have forced him to dip into the market this month.There are also updates from Man United where the future of Adnan Januzaj has been questioned, with former manager David Moyes thought to be keen on signing the Belgian youngster on loan at Real Sociedad.Meanwhile, Haughton also shares some insider knowledge on Ravel Morrison’s future at West Ham, with the troubled winger currently in talks over a permanent move to Italian outfit Lazio.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Arsenal deal confirmed! Wenger says starlet on his way to GunnersConfirmed! Sunderland complete deal for Defoe as Altidore heads to TorontoLa Liga side plot shock swoop for Man United strikerWage demands put Adebayor move in jeopardyWest Ham to make Song move in summer, but could they lose out to Liverpool?Inter Milan to fight off interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham to land striker?
TARZANA 50 PERCENT: Except for new arrivals on the back wall, all the edgy T-shirts, bejeweled belts and fuzzy shoulder wraps at Dalia’s Studio at 18678 Ventura Blvd. are half-off. Dalia’s wants to lighten her stock before the store moves across the street this fall. Prices are high pre-sale, but with the discount I bet you can find stuff that makes sense. Note the limited hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (818) 881-8166. $45 HOUR MASSAGE: If your legs ache from digging through Dalia’s shelves, head next door for an hourlong $45 massage. That’s the introductory rate at New Age Chiropractic & Massage.18676-A Ventura in Tarzana. Call (818) 774-1620. MEGA FARE: Megabus is launching bus service here, and to catch everyone’s attention they are selling limited $1 fares between L.A.’s Union Station and Las Vegas, Oakland, San Jose, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Jose. There are two to four of the $1 fares on each ride, so chances of finding the dollar fare rise the farther in advance you search. Regular rates to Las Vegas are $8 and $15 one way at www.megabus.com. ME ME ME: To help tweens find new school outfits, Sears.com launched e-Me. Create your own online persona and then “try on” T-shirts, shorts, shoes, backpacks, pants and skirts. You can even give your e-ME a personality. Print out the outfits and bring them into the store for 10 percent off everything your e-Me “tried on.” Good through Sept. 9. $5 LUNCH: The scent of meat is so deliciously thick at Cavaretta’s Italian Groceries at 22045 Sherman Way in Canoga Park that I was tempted to sniff down my lunch. But ingesting a $4.50 pastrami sandwich the old-fashioned way was less embarrassing for my lunch companion. It comes with cheese, lettuce, onions, mustard and mayo, plus dressing. The store has lots of drinks, including trendy ones such as Boylan and Izze, plus wine and fresh cannolis. Call (818) 340-6626. EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT: Get 40 percent off as if you worked at Lane Bryant at the Glendale Galleria on Saturday and Sunday only! Go to www.glendalegalleria.com/html/sales.asp to find the coupon. Excludes Right Fit Jeans (which are 20 percent off), Perfect Price Every Day items, Baby Phat, Bali, Goddess, Fantasie and Spanx. TENT SALE: Chick’s Sporting Goods kicks off its tent sale, Friday to Aug. 19, at the Promenade mall in Woodland Hills. I found a rash guard (no sunscreen needed) for $20, a bikini top for $21 and cute board shorts for $24. Who’s ready for the beach? Call (818) 961-0109. BERRY FUN: Save $17 on an adult pass to Knott’s Berry Farm if you buy the ticket at Ralphs with your club card. It rings up to be $32 per person instead of $49. Also save $7 on an adult pass (normally $28) at Knott’s Soak City. Signing up for the club card takes a second in store or online at www.ralphs.com/ralphscard_signup.htm. METRO PERK: Get a $20 gift card at the uber-trendy clothier Metropark when you buy a pair of full-priced jeans from Friday to Aug. 19. The card is good from Sept. 4 to Sept. 30. Locations at The Oaks shopping center in Thousand Oaks, the Glendale Galleria and Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park. More ways to save a buck in the Valley at insidesocal.com/bargain160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
[View the story “‘I Haven’t seen an individual performance like that since Ronaldo!’ – Manchester United fans dazzled by Memphis” on Storify] 1 Memphis was deservedly named man-of-the-match Louis van Gaal would have been pleased with ‘horny’ Manchester United as they romped to a 5-1 victory over FC Midtjylland.Teenager Marcus Rashford scored twice after Anthony Martial pulled out in the warm up as Ander Herrera, Memphis Depay and an own goal saw United through.Despite local lad Rashford’s stunning debut, it was Memphis who was deservedly named man-of-the-match after he gave the visitors’ right-back Andre Romer a nightmare before the defender was eventually sent off at the end.As well as his goal, summer signing Memphis also contributed two assists and looked to have turned a corner after publically admitting his time at Old Trafford had so far been a failure.See below for the best reactions to the Dutchman’s dazzling display on social media, including a fantastic bit of skill!
Cyrille Regis: 1958 – 2018 1 A minute’s applause will be held before all Premier League games this weekend as a mark of respect to former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis.The 59-year-old’s death was announced on Monday and his contribution to football both on the pitch and off it is to be recognised in the English top flight, with players asked to wear black armbands in his memory.A statement from the Premier League read: “The Premier League recognises the important career of Cyrille Regis, and his special role as a trailblazer for black players in modern English football.“Clubs will mark his contribution with a minute of applause and the wearing of black armbands at this weekend’s matches.“The League embraces requests from clubs and stakeholders to celebrate the lives of people who have made a unique contribution to the sport.”READ MORE: ‘A tremendous footballer, an even better man’ – West Brom legend Brendon Batson’s touching tribute to the late, great Cyrille RegisThe EFL said it would also offer its “full support” to any of its clubs wishing to pay tribute to Regis this weekend.A statement from the league read: “The EFL understands the strength of feeling throughout football for the impact Cyrille Regis made as a player and as a campaigner for black players in the game. The EFL would like to reiterate the respect and gratitude that has been shown by the football family and the wider sporting world for the contribution he has made.“The EFL has communicated to all 72 clubs, and while the EFL is placing no obligation on its clubs to organise a tribute, we are offering our full support for any proposed marks of respect they would like to make ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.“We will always support the recognition of players who have left a lasting legacy on our game.”
Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Information meeting for potential foster or adoptive parents, 6:30-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call the Children’s Bureau at (661) 272-9996. Toastmasters Club No. 9641 will meet, 7-8 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Dan Jordan at (661) 296-9891. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Summer Fun Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Terrific Techniques scrapbooking class, 10 a.m.-noon at Remember When Scrapbooking, 23407 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-7802. Democratic Reunion Picnic, 4:30-7 p.m. at Bouquet Canyon Park, 28127 Wellston Drive, Saugus. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Talk & Tea with Ronda B. will discuss “Estate Planning,” 10:30 a.m.-noon at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call (661) 222-2405. Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh User’s Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149.
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